Bipul Kumar Gupta

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The Good and the Bad of Escaping to Virtual Reality

Researchers believe new immersive technology could lead to isolation, but maybe when social needs are met online, people won't need in-person interaction as much.<p>In Silicon Valley, in 1985, a ragtag band of programmers began exploring the concept of virtual reality from a tiny cottage in Palo Alto. …

Everest climbers to follow new route after last year's disaster

New South Col route set by local authorities will pass through centre of Khumbu icefall, rather than follow its side, where tragedy occurred<p>Climbers attempting to ascend Everest by the popular South Col route from Nepal will follow a new path to avoid a repeat of last year’s avalanche, which killed …

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